[linux-dvb] Leadtek Winfast PxDVR 3200 H

stev391 at email.com stev391 at email.com
Sat Aug 2 13:17:44 CEST 2008


Your email got my interest.  I was looking for a card with those specs
here in Australia, so I went and bought one... (However, thankyou for
your photo)

I was unable to get RegSpy to work with this card in windows for some
reason, so I was unable to verify those results.

So far I have only spend an hour or so working on a driver, I have worked
out the tuner and demod i2c addresses. However I need to work out how it
selects analog or digital mode and gets the video. So in other words the
easy bits are done but nothing is working yet...

When I get a working driver done, I will let you (and the mailing list)

Anybody can provide any guidance it would be useful.


  ----- Original Message -----
  From: "Jonathan Hummel"
  To: stev391 at email.com
  Subject: Re: [linux-dvb] Leadtek Winfast PxDVR 3200 H
  Date: Sat, 02 Aug 2008 17:43:45 +1000

  Hi Stephen

  There was already a page of sorts:
  I've added to it. I don't have winodws on that machine, but it apears
  someone has done that for me already.
  I have some more photos, of even higher res is you want them, but
  clutter up everyone's inbox if not need/ wanted.



  On Mon, 2008-07-28 at 08:55 +1000, stev391 at email.com wrote:
  > Jon,
  > It appears that this card uses the CX23885 PCIe controller.
  > From initial research on the Leadtek site it appears that this card
  > utilises the following main chips:
  > Conexant CX23885 - PCIe Interface
  > Conexant CX23417 - Analog Video to MPEG2 Encoder
  > Intel CE6353 - Digital TV Demodulator (Formerly known as Zarlink
  > 10353)
  > Xceive ????? - Digital TV Tuner,
  > All of the above that I have identified have drivers in linux in
  > various stages of development.
  > Can you take a high res photo of the card showing all chip IDs?
  > Can you identify which tuner from Xceive it is?
  > Do you have a partition set up with windows and the card working?
  > If so can you use regspy (Google "Dscaler Regspy" to find the
  > correct program), and record what the values are for:
  > - Card sitting idle straight after bootup
  > - Watching Digital TV
  > - Watching Analog TV
  > - Sitting idle after watching TV
  > What is the output of `lspci -vnn` when in linux regarding this
  > What does `dmesg | grep cx23885` give you?
  > It might also be useful for others who have this card if you make
  > entry the linuxtv wiki for this card, with all of the information
  > I have requested linked to or included.
  > I may be able to knock up a driver that you can use for the digital
  > side as this seems similar to other existing cards, I'm not
  > with the Analog side though. (No gurantees, but it should be
  > relatively simple to achieve).
  > Regards,
  > Stephen.
  > --- Original Message ---
  > Hi,
  > I was wondering if anyone could help me get this card up and
  > working in
  > kubuntu 8.04. I've tried setting it up much like a Leadtek
  > DTV2000H,
  > version J, as per instructions here:
  > http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Leadtek_DTV2000H
  > (I've been using that card for a while in another box)
  > System:
  > Gibagyte moher board (all in one) GA-MA78GM-S2H
  > AMD Athlon X2 6000 (2 core, 3GHz)
  > 4G ram, heaps of hard disk
  > 64bit KDE 4 kubuntu, kernel: 2.6.24-20 generic
  > http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/DVB-T_PCIe_Cards
  > suggested I email this address.
  > cheers
  > Jon
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